I'm not sure if I want to share this or not, but I have to get it out there so I can think about it. And this board is the busiest of the ones I frequent.
Is it possible to have PPD at this stage when baby is 19 months? Or is it more likely that I have actual depression? Or am I just stressed and upset?
Anyone have experience with this at all? I feel like I don't have the time to go see a therapist and I'm not into taking medications at all. I just feel like my biggest problem is irritability/anger. Then again I haven't had 8 hours of sleep in a row more than a handful of times in 22 months or so so I guess that could be the cause too. *sigh* Tell me I'm not crazy please! I also have had trouble getting to sleep my entire life and I'm a worrier. I took one of those online quiz things and I'm scoring relatively high, but isn't that entirely subjective anyway? I kind of want to talk to my DH about this, but he's so stressed/busy with work and I don't want to put more on his plate. It also doesn't help that I only get a babysitter about 5 times a year. It's good that I work outside the home or I'd never get a "break" from my kids. Then again, my job bores me most of the time. Maybe I'm just in a funk??
Sorry for the monologue. Thanks for listening!